diesel fuckery of some kind, maybe emissions?
BMW car catches fire in Seoul even after recall: http://english.donga.com/List/3/04/26/1493048/1
imperialist asshole, city named after him (+)
Columbus, Ohio isn't down with Columbus Day: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/08/columbus-ohio-isnt-down-wit.html
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And, worse, some of our most toxic elements are straight-up *memetic*.
True, we're far from the only society promoting toxic ideology through memetics - the Russian government's current program of imperialism is wreaking havoc on democratic discourse worldwide.
But, well, we're the society that inspired *Hitler* of all people.
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America's imperialism and inability to get along with others are part of the founding myths of the country, and are inextricably linked to American mindsets. (I touched on this here: https://bhtooefr.org/blog/2018/01/06/americas-core-ideal-the-echo-chamber/)
How do you make a truly cooperative society, when the culture's only tools to dealing with conflict are to subjugate the other side of that conflict, or split off and form a new society?
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Kinda feeling like American culture - all of it except possibly for indigenous and African American cultures - is fundamentally broken at its very deepest core tenets, and unfixable.
Sure, you can institute socialism, and that'll help reduce the negative effects, but it won't fix the deep cultural beliefs that most Americans have.
Migrated to @bhtooefr.
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